College Football Picks Week 12

November 15, 2018
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Ladies and Gentlemen –

As we enter the home stretch of this 2018 college football season, there are more rivalries and hateful associations to contemplate upon, and nothing (I do mean nothing) has been settled despite what the Sports Network talking heads may tell you.

So take a deep breath and buckle that chin strap and get back in the game.

There is still a lot of football left to be played……

Unless of course you are Rutgers

Enjoy Your Picks

Weekend Rewind…..

I am far to excited about the next upcoming segment of this week’s article to belabor the point on the tremendous success Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator had last week recording a rather remarkable 50 and 11 or 82% (Thank you Delta State Fighting Okra) and leaving The CFB Wizard at 601 and 137 or 81% for the season.

I want you to know that I do recognize this is and always has been a remarkable number of college football games to “Pick” each and every week and certainly I appreciate your questions and suggestions throughout each and every college football season.

Many of you have remarked that I am “committed” to the season, which is a kind way of saying I need to get a life and “Doc” the Black Lab has assured me that I will in fact be committed by the end of this college football season.

I hope that backwards facing jacket I will be issued doesn’t bind under the arm pits.

THE CFB WIZARD NEWS

Many of you have sent in cards, emails and the like from last week’s World Premier Video from upcoming Country Music Superstar Sylacauga Ledbetter entitled

“How a Winner Feels.”

One reader remarked……

“IF Elvis and Merle Haggard could have a child together that would be Mr. Ledbetter”

Another eloquently stated……

“That song of Sylacauga Ledbetter spoke straight to my heart”

Noted Music Icon and once world renowned yodeler Stevie Yonder said this….

“That boy has more soul than a plate of hot cornbread”

CEO and President of SONY Records Mr. Win Chang Chow said this…..

“Sing Dow Woo Wing Sow Chin Lang Swoon Low”

Translated it simply says…..

“Sylacauga is the songbird of his generation.”

So without further ado I am honored to bring you yet another “World Premier Video” written and performed by Superstar Mr. Sylacauga Ledbetter and this song was written by him especially for the disgruntled and distraught football fans of Florida State.

Stand by to be amazed yet again this week……

Enjoy…..

THE GAMES

Tuesday 13 November

Western Michigan at Ball State
I feel really good about this pick……
CARDINALS 42-41

Wednesday 14 November

Buffalo at Ohio
This may seem crazy to you readers, but I think I am on a roll here….
FRANK’S CATS 52-17

Thursday 15 November

Tulane at Houston
I honestly have no idea which team is going to show up for whom here.
COUGARS 34-24

North Alabama at Incarnate Word
The smug arrogance of this university……
“O’ Look at Us we have the Incarnate Word!”
(You aren’t the only ones jackasses)
FLORENCE LIONS 38-14

Friday 16 November

Memphis at Southern Methodist
I believe in the Power of the Pony
MIGHTY MUSTANGS 41-38

Boise State at New Mexico
The Bronco’s won the coveted “Milk Can” over Fresno State….
(I have already apologized that I missed that pick so get over it)
I won’t miss this one….
BRONCO’S 41-14

Saturday 17 November

Yale at Harvard
Nobody cares….

Citadel at Alabama
One week away from the Iron Bowl…….
CRIMSON TIDE 44-10

Ohio State at Maryland
Urban Liar and the Black Eyes will pass the hapless turtles…..
But Michigan awaits…
BLACK EYES 51-24

Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
Damn it Kentucky, I can’t even look at you right now…..
BLUE CATS 28-24

Idaho at Florida
These potatoes are going to get mashed in the Swamp…..
GATORS 44-10

Arkansas at Mississippi State
I wish I had better news for my Razorback Faithful……
But I don’t
JOE DOGS 38-21

Michigan State at Nebraska
Here is your Pre-Thanksgiving “Upset Special”
(You are Welcome America)
CHILDREN OF THE CORN 31-28

Virginia at Georgia Tech
I know, I know…..
Virginia is favored in this game; you don’t have to remind me
YELLOW JACKETS 34-28

Miami at Virginia Tech
At the beginning of the season both of these teams had so much hope and promise…..
That was a fart in the wind, wasn’t it?
HURRICANES 31-28

Southern California at UCLA
This is a Huge Rivalry game in the City of Angels (With a lot of plastic surgery)
Not that any of us genuinely care
TROJANS 28-24

Penn State at Rutgers
Last week the Scarlett Knights scrimmaged a sock monkey, a slab of bacon and a snow globe and they lost by ten points….Enough said
NITTANY LIONS 172-3

South Florida at Temple
It’s cold, snowy and nasty in Philadelphia…
That’s football weather
OWLS 33-17

Northwestern at Minnesota
This Big Ten (Whatever….) Conference rivalry is played each year for the coveted…
“Victory Accordion”
Get your polka on…..
WILDCATS 33-31

Colgate at Army
I think the kids from the toothpaste school are going to get their teeth knocked out….
BLACK KNIGHTS OF THE HUDSON 44-14

Texas Christian at Baylor
Gosh, remember when this was “the” Big game in the Big 12 (Light) Conference?
Good times…..
HORNED DOGS 34-31

Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
The winner of this game has the inside track on the “Prairie Belt Sausage Bowl” in St Paul Minnesota. I know, the suspense is killing me too…..
PANTHERS 28-24

North Carolina State at Louisville
In my very best Hank Hill voice…….
“Damn it Bobby”
WOLFPACK 34-17

Utah at Colorado
Despite the Buffalos lackluster performance in the past five games and the subsequent dismissal of their head football coach, it is still nonetheless awe inspiring to watch Wynonna Judd lead the team onto the field in Boulder.
TWO UTES 34-31

Syracuse at Notre Dame
Call it wishful thinking on my part…….
ORANGE PEOPLE 31-28

Texas San Antonio at Marshall
It’s going to be cold and dreary in beautiful Huntington West Virginia on Saturday….
Did I mention that it’s going to snow too?
That is Thundering Herd Weather
WE ARE MARSHALL 31-14

Georgia State at Appalachian State
The Boy’s From Appalachia aren’t out of it yet……
Believe it
MOUNTAINEERS 41-17

Western Carolina at North Carolina
Yippee the Tar of Heels rebound after the embarrassing loss the Duke….
HEELS OF TAR 34-14

West Virginia at Oklahoma State
If you enjoy wild shoot-outs and don’t want to watch Live PD or reruns of “Cops”..
Then this is your game
MOUNTAINEERS 48-44

Boston College at Florida State
Look at the bright side Seminole fans…..
Sylacauga Ledbetter wrote you a song and recorded you a video.
So you have that going for you
CHESTNUT HILL EAGLES 33-14

Iowa at Illinois
I am sure this is another in the long list of Big Ten (What’s the number really?) Conference rivalry games, but I can’t remember what its played for.
HAWKEYES 34-31

Tulsa at Navy
Damn it Navy, I am serious…….
MIDSHIPMEN 31-28

Texas State at Troy
The Boys from South Alabama have quietly put together a championship season…
Which leads me to say….
ALL HAIL THE MEN OF TROY 33-17

Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss
This bitter rivalry between cross-state neighbors is called “The Rivalry in Dixie”
They are going to knock heads until the final whistle blows
GOLDEN EAGLES 28-24

Wisconsin at Purdue
This pick is for you Mr. Tyler Trent…..
Keep fighting the Good Fight My Friend
BOILERMAKERS 33-28

Texas Tech at Kansas State
Any team that flaunts their mascot carrying a firearm and riding a horse is ok by me.
GET THOSE GUNS UP!
RED RAIDERS 38-31

Missouri at Tennessee
I wouldn’t necessarily call this one an “Upset”…….
Unless you are just upset I didn’t pick Missouri
VOWELS 28-24

Indiana at Michigan
Nope; not even close……
JIMMY’S WOLVERINES 41-21

Massachusetts at Georgia
This game is going to be uglier than watching a big girl floss her teeth.
SMART DAWGS 107-3

Liberty at Auburn
I couldn’t help but notice week after week that Liberty has booked themselves on a…
“Get our Asses Kicked Tour” ..I hope the money was worth it kids
WAR DAMN EAGLE 55-10

Air Force at Wyoming
Although the Falcons of Air Force are a three touchdown underdog….
I still believe
(I don’t believe all that much, but I still believe)
FLYING FALCONS 31-28

Oregon State at Washington
I think we already know what “Doc” the Black Lab thinks about this game
BIG DOGS 41-24

Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
What song is it you want to hear?
FREE BIRDS 38-17

Duke at Clemson
Believe it or not I actually had someone contact me yesterday to tell me…..
“Write it down, Duke is going to beat Clemson! Write it down Man!”
(That is so cute; I remember when I had my first beer……)
DABO’S TIGERS 41-21

Alabama Birmingham at Texas A&M
Remember you read it here first……
“Upset Special”
BAMA BLAZE 28-27

Kansas at Oklahoma
Don’t worry Kansas…..
You always have Basketball Season
BOOMER DAMN SOONER 55-24

Rice at LSU
This game is going to be dirtier than the back of Coach O’s underwear……
(Sorry for the visual)
HEY FIGHTN’ TIGERS 44-14

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt
I still believe in the power of Lionel Richie and the Commodores…..
BRICK HOUSE COMMODORES 34-31

Stanford at California
They call this rivalry “The Big Game” and it’s played for the “Stanford Ax”
That’s about as exciting as I can make this one sound
Sorry….
CARDINAL 24-21

Chattanooga at South Carolina
I do believe Chattanooga’s Choo-Choo has gone off the rails in this one….
GAMECOCKS 34-17

Cincinnati at Central Florida
ESPN College Game Day (Presented to you by Home Depot) will be at this game.
Nothing quite like encouraging the delusional and those devoid of reality.
O SO very GOLDEN KNIGHTS 44-24

Iowa State at Texas
You damn right this is an “Upset Special”…..
(No hate mail from Longhorn fans this week, please)
CYCLONES 41-31

New Mexico State at Brigham Young
If Brigham can’t win this one then they need to pack the wagons and head back east and start the trek all over again. Just saying….
COUGARS 38-28

Arizona at Washington State
Coach Mike the Pirate is moving into the College Football Playoffs…..
Believe it
MIKE’S CATS 34-17

San Diego State at Fresno State
“Doc” the Black Lab insisted I make this pick after his disappointment a week ago with the bulldogs. It’s ok big fella
BIG DOGS 33-31

Arizona State at Oregon
I don’t really give a quack about staying up until midnight to see this game…..
HERMAN’S HERMIT CRABS 33-28

Montana State at Montana
This bitter rivalry in Big Sky Country is played for “The Great Divide Trophy”
The Bobcats have won the last two in a row…..
That streak ends on this snowy Saturday
GRIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 31-28

Southern Illinois at North Dakota State
The Undefeated Bison……
Fargo Dome in Fargo North Dakota…….
It’s going to be a stampede ….
MIGHTY BISON 41-17

Next Week…..

Your Week 13 College Football Picks will be out on Wednesday of next week and just in time for Thanksgiving and although the picks next week shouldn’t be too extensive a read, it will nonetheless give you something to enjoy while you are confined to the toilet after ingesting your Aunt Edna’s “Ten Bean Chinese Casserole Surprise.”

NOTE TO SELF: Anything with the words “Chinese” and “Surprise” in the same sentence should be avoided and if you don’t think so ask any veteran of the Korean War.

One More Thing…..

You have a “new” story on Mikerights.com this week entitled “First Date…”

If that story doesn’t make you thankful that you aren’t me this Thanksgiving, then I can’t help you.

Be good to yourself and those around you

RTR

THE CFB WIZARD

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